UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet together with El
Salvador’s President and First Lady on 28 March inaugurated the first
“Ciudad Mujer” service centre in Lourdes, Colón
An El Salvador government initiative with support by the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB), the centre is the first of its kind in the Latin
America region to offer comprehensive services to economically and
socially empower women. Services include healthcare access, support for
survivors of violence, daycare and job training.
The centre will serve the municipalities of Armenia, Maple City,
Columbus, Jayaque Sacacoyo, San Juan Opico, Talnique and Tepecoyo, in
the west. The IDB is considering a loan proposal to support six
additional centers in El Salvador.
(Source: UN News